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General aviation news, flying tips, interviews, questions answered, GPS & technical info based on 40 yrs of experience
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General aviation news, flying tips, interviews, questions answered, GPS & technical info based on 40 yrs of experience

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@maxtrescott

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650-224-7124


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Buying a new Cirrus SR22T and ferrying it across the country – Interview with Chuck Price

2/22/2018
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. Max interviews Chuck Price, who accompanied him on a recent trip to the Cirrus delivery center in Knoxville, TN to pick up a new Cirrus SR22T for a buyer and then fly the aircraft back to California. Together they flew nearly 2,000 nautical...

Duration:01:00:33

Instrument Pilot: Glide Slope Failure, ATC Privatization, United 1175 incident, ADS-B after the Mandate + GA News

2/14/2018
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. Max talks in detail about what to do if the glide slope fails during an ILS approach. Also, updates on ATC Privatization and the United 1175 incident. Finally, a listener asks whether he’ll be able to get traffic information in an aircraft...

Duration:00:41:06

Private Pilot Radio Communications at Towered Airports, Roy Halladay crash, Jason Miller on ELT Testing + GA News

2/2/2018
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Max talks in detail about Radio Communications at towered airports. Jason Miller talks about current NOAA SARSAT policy for testing ELTs.

Duration:00:50:18

AeroMexico 668 SFO Go Aound & Radio Communications, GAMA President Pete Bunce + General Aviation News

1/19/2018
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Max talks in detail about the AeroMexico 668 go around at SFO and how our expectations as a pilot can change our perceptions of what we hear. GAMA President Pete Bunce gives a wide range of GA updates.

Duration:00:53:57

The CFI Shortage – How it Happened and What You Can Do About It - Interview with Jason Blair

1/12/2018
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Jason Blair is a FAA DPE, or Designated Pilot Examiner, who gives checkrides to pilots, and he’s also an active flight instructor. He got an early start in aviation, taking flying lessons at age 15, soloing at 16, and getting his private certificate at 17. Jason talks about the shortage of the CFIs in the flight training industry, how that happened, what some companies are doing about it, and what you as a pilot can do about it. Here's a link to his 25-page white paper on the subject. If...

Duration:00:51:10

Private Pilot Cold Weather Flying, New Tax Bill, VFR vs IFR, Garmin GDL 82 ADS-B + General Aviation News

1/8/2018
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. Max talks in detail about Cold Weather Flying operations, how the new tax bill affects aircraft ownership, and when to fly VFR versus IFR Garmin introduces the GDL 82, an ADS-B out, which is a low cost, easy to install solution. Here's a link...

Duration:00:58:29

Private Pilot Night Flying Dangers, new Garmin GDL 52 ADS-B receiver, Aviation Headsets + General Aviation News

12/21/2017
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. Max talks in detail about Night Flying, the horrendous accident rate for night flight, night illusions that can lead to accidents, and how to stay safe flying at night. Garmin introduces the GDL 52, an ADS-B plus SiriusXM weather receiver....

Duration:00:58:22

Cirrus SR22 Cross Country flight from CA to Miami, NASA SuperGuppy. Roy Halladay Icon A5 crash + General Aviation News

12/14/2017
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. Max flew a Cirrus SR22 from San Jose, CA to Miami. He describes the flight and a close up view of the NASA SuperGuppy. An eyewitness to the Roy Holladay accident describes the crash. A listener asks about when to fly a procedure turn at a hold...

Duration:01:05:33

Loss of Control Accidents: Dealing with Distractions, ADS-B Out configurations to see traffic + General Aviation News

12/6/2017
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You can now find the Aviation News Talk podcast on Spotify! Spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs AND the Aviation News Talk podcast. Just click on the link above, or download the Spotify app on iOS and Android. Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your...

Duration:00:56:42

Portable ADS-B Receiver Pilot Reviews and Roy Halladay Icon A5 accident update + General Aviation News

11/23/2017
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. In this episode, Max reviews results of the latest listener survey on portable ADS-B receivers and revisits their limitations, namely that while they appear to show all traffic, they do not! Listeners share what they like best and least about...

Duration:00:46:39

Icon A5 Aircraft Review and Roy Halladay accident + General Aviation News

11/17/2017
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Please contact me with any questions, comments or inputs you have for the show by sending an email. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone. In this episode, Max reviews articles and eyewitness accounts of the Icon A5 crash that killed Roy Halladay. He then goes through the Icon A5 POH, listing its features and limitations and explains what instrument he would have included in the...

Duration:01:14:48

Aviation Safety: Cirrus and low flying Cessna 172 Accidents, Air Canada Incident, ForeFlight and more + GA News

11/6/2017
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Max talks about three recent accidents where aircraft got in trouble while flying too close to the ground. One was Cessna 172 flying low over the Mississippi river, and another was a Cirrus SR22 that hit power lines while flying an approach at night to the Lancaster, TX airport. In that incident, the passenger pulled the parachute when the plane hit the first set of line, and the parachute snagged a second set of power lines, holding the aircraft three feet above the ground. He also talks...

Duration:00:49:56

Private Pilot Checkride Prep – How to Fail a Checkride before it Even Starts - Interview with Jason Blair

11/1/2017
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Jason Blair is a FAA DPE, or Designated Pilot Examiner, who gives checkrides to pilots, and he’s also an active flight instructor. He got an early start in aviation, taking flying lessons at age 15, soloing at 16, and getting his private certificate at 17. Jason explains that there is a shortage of designated pilot examiners who give checkrides, which is affecting people’s ability to schedule a checkride. Then he talks about the important qualification process, which occurs at the...

Duration:00:56:11

General Aviation Risk Management, instrument rating, Red Bull, drone midair, Pilot in Command Responsibility, and more + GA News

10/25/2017
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Risk Management The goal of risk management is to proactively identify safety-related hazards and mitigate the associated risks. Max talks about four fundamental principles of risk management, and then talks about how the word "probably" should be a trigger word that gets you to consider other options when you're flying. He also talks about Pilot in Command and what it means. He suggests pilots think of it as a verb, meaning the pilot takes action when needed to prevent an incident or...

Duration:00:56:40

Northern California Wildfire Rescues – CHP Pilot Jan Sears Interview

10/18/2017
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This past weekend, the governor of California called the Northern California wildfires “one of the greatest tragedies California has ever faced.” And even as we record this today, nine days after the fires started, over 11,000 firefighters are still on the front lines, fighting these fires. You’ve probably seen news reports showing some of the dozens of airtankers and helicopters that are fighting the fires. But most people are unaware that the California Highway Patrol runs one of the...

Duration:00:56:41

Flight Planning with ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, SkyVector.com, FltPlan.com and more + GA News

10/12/2017
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There are many ways for a pilot to flight plan a trip. Traditionally, it was done with a paper map, pencil, and a plotter. But now there are many new flight planning tools available on the Internet and as smartphone apps for iPhone and Android phones. We first talk about which percentage of listeners use each tool, then describe the most popular tools, and finally describe how user use multiple tools. Some of the tools described include: Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what...

Duration:01:06:22

Instrument Pilot IFR Tips – Using GPS on a VOR or ILS approach, Foreflight + GA News

10/4/2017
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Last week we talked about briefing the approach and said one of the first things you should do is check to see whether GPS is in the title of the approach. For example, you might look to see whether the title is just VOR 21 approach or if it’s VOR 21 OR GPS. If it’s the latter, it’s obvious you can use GPS in lieu of a VOR signal for the entire approach. But what’s less clear is when you can use GPS for a portion of the approach if it says just VOR 21 and doesn’t have GPS in the title of...

Duration:00:47:42

Instrument Pilot IFR Tips – Briefing the Approach, iPhone iOS 11 update + GA News

9/29/2017
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Everyone knows that when flying VFR, that a pilot’s priorities are to aviate, navigate, and communicate. But when flying IFR, pilots are often confused by their priorities when faced with a high task load while preparing to fly an instrument approach. 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year Max Trescott explains that IFR pilots should prioritize these three things above all other activities. 1. Rolling out onto headings 2. Leveling off at Altitudes 3. Intercepting the final approach...

Duration:00:49:27

Overcoming Checkride Anxiety – 14 ways to reduce your fears + GA News

9/22/2017
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Everyone feels nervous to some extent when they go for a checkride, so we share 14 ways to reduce your anxiety before and during a checkride. Checkride anxiety applies to student pilots in particular because it’s your first checkride. But it also applies to all pilots who think that someday they’ll go for an instrument, or maybe a multiengine, seaplane, glider, Commercial, ATP, or CFI checkride. Professional pilots working for a Part 135 charter company or an airline, also have to...

Duration:00:53:56

Hurricane Irma Evacuation Flight: Embry-Riddle CFI Veenen Udayan Interview

9/14/2017
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On Christmas Day, 2006, a tornado destroyed more than 40 airplanes belonging to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. But this year, as Hurricane Irma began tracking toward Florida, the University was prepared with an evacuation plan for its aircraft. Veenen Udayan, an instructor pilot at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, FL, was a team leader for moving Embry’s 63 aircraft out of the path of hurricane Irma, and relocating them at the Auburn University Airport, and at Atlantic Aviation at the...

Duration:00:25:04

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